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Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout - Terrapin Beer Company

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Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal StoutTerrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout

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55 Reviews
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Reviews: 55
Hads: 515
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 2.31%
Wants: 356
Gots: 64 | FT: 7
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dbrelsfo on 11-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Like your favorite breakfast treat and a great cup of coffee, Cinnamon Rolled Wake-n-Bake hits on all cylinders. Starting with a delicious coffee aroma, a touch of Cinnamon gives way to a sugary sweet icing flavor as a buttery nuttiness fills out the last drop of this breakfast in a glass.
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Photo of Mattyc88
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yep, giving this beer a 5.0. The regular Wake n' Bake is my favorite Terrapin release and after having this I don't know if I can even go back. The alcohol % is exactly the same as the Wake n' Bake as the recipe is lightly tweaked, not changed.

Aroma: Amazing roasted coffee aroma with a hint of sweet cinnamon.

Appearance: Pours jet black like motor oil, with an appropriately thin non-persistent brown head.

Flavor: Oh man, the flavor on this thing. Very complex, lots of roasted malts, strong coffee flavor, backed with the sweet delicious silky taste from the oatmeal, packed with a sweet cinnamon roll like flavor. Yes, the cinnamon actually makes it taste like a cinnamon roll. This thing is a breakfast all in one, you get the cinnamon roll with a side of coffee and oatmeal. WHAT IS BETTER THAN THAT? Seriously.

Mouthfeel: Medium-Full body with good carbonation, and a silky smooth mouthfeel from the flaked oats.

Overall: Definitely worth the hype and hunting for this beer. I came out with numerous bottles and i'm going to be left wanting more. (1,062 characters)

Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +15.5%

A: Black

T: Cinnamon rolls, booze, sugars, coffee

M: Super creamy and delicious, one of the best Ive had.

O: The best beer Terrapin has ever produced that I've had and I've had a lot. (186 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A shared bomber at a local brewery. Thanks!

Pours exceedingly dark brown, almost black with minimal tan head, which drops to thin ring.
Smell is rich, malt, oatmeal, cinnamon, a sweetness reminiscent of the sugary goodness on a cinnamon roll, vanilla. Great balance and a set of scents I've never inhaled in a beer.
Taste, once warmed, is malty, dark fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, a hazelnut-like note as well as that sugary sweetness of the topping. (Getting hungry) Phenomenal stuff.
Smooth, rich, slightly drying. Fairly full bodied, warming. I'd drink this any day, it's terrific. (586 characters)

Photo of ivanovichi
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz Bomber into a tulip pint

A- Hands down the darkest stout I've poured yet. Plus a great head to go along with it, dark caramel and light brown near the top where it was thinner. Lacing retained nicely too

S- All hail the coffee stout! Coffee is there from beginning to end, but it is beautifully complimented by the cinnamon and roasty malt scents

T- As much coffee as was in the scent there was plenty more to be found drink after drink. I loved the original WnB but the Cinn Roll'd brings it to the next level. My order of prominent tastes from drink to finish is coffee, cinnamon, roasted malts, chocolate, then coffee on the end and that flavor stays on the tongue for a while. More please!

M- Carbonation is definitely the first thing I noticed. the best way i can describe it is "little bubbles" relative to "big bubbles" carbonation. Very light for a stout, leaves a nice thin oily coating on the tongue but nothing unwanted or overbearing. Again, more please!

O- One of my favorite brews to date. I was given this as an early Christmas present 2 weeks ago and have been on a roller coaster ride of hyping it up and wanting to save it to drink at the "perfect time" which apparently came tonight. I just hope I can get my hands on another, ALSO DO NOT DRINK THIS within 3-4 hours of bedtime. I wouldn't consider myself caffeine sensitive but I was wired after this one. (1,386 characters)

Photo of rickcrip76
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My neighbor was nice enough to pour me some of this one evening. It's one of the only beers I've had where I finished my glass and stared at the bottle trying to will more beer to appear in it. It was that good.

I'm forgoing the normal format for review because I thought everything about this beer was spot on.

Imagine having a cup of black coffee while eating vanilla and chocolate ice cream AND a cinnamon bun all at the same time. Yes. I believe that accurately crystallizes my thoughts on this fantastic beer. Enough said. (531 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

big thanks to barrelandzachary for the bottle and a terrapin snifter...enjoyed out of a oversized terrapin snifter alongside a 2010 regular wake n bake.

a - brew is essentially identical to the original...maybe a bit of a lighter head, but same spotty lacing and great shine.

s - nose screams cinnamon, caramel, some vanilla, and of course coffee and chocolate that i get from the base beer. the 2010 is a bit oxidized so it carries soft cardboard notes which i don't detect at all in the cinnamon. the cinnamon roll really washes over the beer...the good news is that i love cinnamon rolls! really a homerun on the nose.

t - the 2010 has a really nice roast (the oxidation in the nose is gone in the flavor) with coffee, subtle dark fruit hints and big chocolate on the finish...all of this is present in the cinnamon roll'd but like the nose, it is washed over with big cinnamon sweetness. think of that bakery...you know the one...that makes the really amazing sh*t...and then imagine their home made cinnamon roll...that's this, but in a beer. and super fresh from the oven.

m - mouth is extremely smooth. this beer is such a treat.

o - overall, i'm pretty floored by this beer. how can you possibly improve on WnB? THIS is how. this beer should become year round in 4 packs...no, 6 packs. and it should 150% be distro'ed to Long Island, NY. if that happens it will be in my fridge at ALL times. i am a fan. would love to drink more of this. (1,450 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at World of Beers in Jacksonville. Half finger dark tan head with very good retention on a jet black body. Aroma is simple but very full on the nose with coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Flavor follows with a very complex design with nice transitions between a starting chocolatey and roasted malt note moving to cinnamon coffee bean and nutmeg finishing with sweet cinnamon roll icing and nuts. Full body and light to moderate carbonation. Very complex and flavorful, a must try beer. (509 characters)

Photo of beerdrifter
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%

Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! While the waxed bottle looks cool, it's a pain in the ass to open! Pitch black pour with a two finger caramel-colored head with good retention and great lacing. Fresh roasted coffee dominates the nose along with plenty of cinnamon and vanilla. Basically smells like a Cinnabon. The taste follows suit with the cinnamon taking command, along with hints of roasty coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, and subtle oats. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and really creamy with a warm, slightly dry finish. Overall, the balance and drinkability really surprised me. I was expecting a syrupy, gimmicky, sugar bomb, but instead got a complex, incredibly balanced, and delicious beer. Highly recommended! (754 characters)

Photo of derickstabb
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pretty amazing version of an already solid coffee stout.

I was Hoping the french toast version of WnB would have won at first but after drinking several bottles and growlers of Cinnamon Roll'd, I digress. What an amazing brew.

Fantastic moutfeel, aroma, taste. (262 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this beast, wanted to get my hands on one, but he had a better trade angle and got one first.

Pours a big creamy dark mocha colored thick rich almost 1 finger head that sticks around for a while, with nice lacing and big legs that slowly crawl down the sides.

Nose is ridiculous, very strong, tons of fresh coffee grinds, espresso coffee roast like an intense espresso shot, with some nice cinnamon as well, then sweet doughy cinnamon roll pastry with nice sweet sugar icing, touch of vanilla.

Taste is just straight up cinnamon roll, lots of nice cinnamon and pasty dough fluffy roll, and then a nice candy sugary icing. then it gets into fresh espresso and coffee grinds, light caramel, roast, and dark malts. Mild cocoa and vanilla, creamy feel but not oats, doughy malt taste too. Mild earthy bitter hop with fair bitterness. Finish is sticky but not too sweet, long lingering espresso, cinnamon, cinnamon roll with icing, and little earthy hop bitterness.

Mouth is chewy and fairly heavy bodied, semi creamy, nice fluffy carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall very good, huge cinnamon roll note with tons of espresso, very nice. Totally worth the hype IMO. (1,207 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous double waxed (copper with a white "icing" tip) 22oz bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 9.99. No bottle date but released in December. Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours jet black with a finger and a half of cappuccino head. Quickly fades to a thin halo leaving small veins of lace.

Inviting aromas of coffee, cinnamon, sticky buns and chocolate.

Bold, delicious cinnamon and coffee flavors up front. Bitter dark chocolate, burnt caramel, fudge, glaze, mild earthen char and soft oats with some alcohol fading in and out. Such a nice blend with it's signature rich coffee ever at the forefront.

Creamy, approaching heavy, body with soft carbonation. Mochaccino and cinnamon finsh.

A wonderful take on one of my personal favorites. Great interpretation. This is a worthy pursuit for fans of imperial coffee stouts. (844 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter. Appearance is only pitch black with a dark brown head. Appears like a nice hearty stout. Nose starts with a huge dash of cinnamon followed by coffee and chocolate. Cinnamon takes center stage and tones down the coffee a bit. Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, and a little bit of cream throughout. That taste is delicious. The cinnamon is smooth and melds well with the malty sweetness. It really does remind me a bit of eating a cinnamon roll beside a cup of coffee. The flavors are very smooth and well balanced. The cinnamon addition definitely does something special to this beer. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth with mild carbonation. Overall, this beer is quite delicious and worth seeking out. I could only imagine what a barrel would do to this beer.... Yum! (783 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is just amazing. thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this gem, thats as beautiful as it looks in the bottle, with bronze and white wax and a classy and comical label. dark brown in color and not overly heady, but sitting with a bright shine and just a little icing of off white head. the nose is the best of a coffee oatmeal stout, with rich earthy coffee, not super dark, and roasted barley bitterness, as well as the semisweet body of the oats. the cinnamon is a genius addition to this, that adds a little kick to the nose and ties the flavor together in a unique way. it gives some texture to the beer, thats almost coarse or granular, a nice contrast and challenge levied against the smoothness of this oaty creamy stout that would glide down awfully easy without the cinnamon. it forces me to slow down, to appreciate this and digest it in a new way that i dont always remember to do when i drink great beers. sometimes im guilty of rushing through a great beer just to get to the next one, which is not a good habit to develop, but this beer slowed me right down and made me focus on the present in a careful way, which i think i owe to the cinnamon. the flavors marry beautifully, this drinks like breakfast. full body with some texture is a nice mouthfeel. carbonation is middle of the road, but i wasnt wishing for more. what i was wishing for was another bottle. in a night that featured some world class beers, this one was the winner. i have not had nearly enough beer from terrapin, so its hard to say where this falls in their line up, but its one of the best beers ive ever had, one of the most complex yet unified, and one that i will never forget. (1,667 characters)

Photo of ali1987
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to have this on draft at WOB.

A: single finger mocha colored head on a jet black body. Some slight hints of red in the body as well.

S: mainly coffee, but also roasted malts, caramel, & hints of cinnamon.

T: wow! Amazing, complex flavor. Coffee in the beginning, then the cinnamon takes over making it taste identical to a fresh cinnamon roll. It even finishes with a vanilla, icing taste. Beer, coffee, and cinnamon roll... It couldn't be much better.

M: thick with moderate carbonation but not as creamy as I expected.

O: Terrapin totally nailed this. Great beer!!! :) (592 characters)

Photo of scvance
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass (after much difficulty getting through the double wax dipped cap).

Pours pitch black with a large, fluffy, tan head. Nice falling bubble effect from the pour. Extremely long lasting head with very good cling. Smell is wonderful, cinnamon and spice, roast coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and slight caramel. Taste is roast coffee throughout with a slight alcoholic burn in the finish. Sweet and cinnamon flavored up front with a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy, moderate low carbonation, and quite viscous. This beer is simply amazing, even better than standard WnB. If you see this in a store, buy it before it's gone forever, you will not regret it. Highly recommend this beer. (731 characters)

Photo of mverity
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle share at Proof courtesy of jbruner. Poured a pitch black opaque with good tan head that went fairly quickly. Aroma is perfectly dark. Coffee, dark roasty malt, and a touch of cinnamon in there as well. Taste is the exact same as the aroma, wonderful. Nice viscous body and creamy mouthfeel. Superb beer. (310 characters)

Photo of GameFreac
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Glad to finally try this.

Appearance: Pours a midnight black color - typical stout like regular Wake-n-Bake.

Smell: Smells of coffee, chocolate, roast, and huge cinnamon. Amazing.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. Cinnamon is at the forefront and it masks the coffee bitterness and is the dominant flavor. It's followed by dark chocolate, coffee, and more cinnamon on the end. Slight heat flavor (but not alcohol - hard to explain).

Mouthfeel: A little thin but it's not a huge deal.

Overall: This one lives up to the hype. One of the best stouts I've had. (562 characters)

Photo of alk3kenny
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured my bomber in small tasting sizes to really get this as it warmed and developed. Starting out when cold I felt the smell really, really lacked a little coffee smelled a lot like a regular wnb. As it warmed it improved greatly in all aspects... the cinnamon came through on the nose, on the taste got sweet, cinnamon, raisin, and coffee all rolled into one. Smooth, creamy with that coffee bitterness bite on the tongue really, really like this beer though not a surprise since I love the base beer and cinnamon rolls :) (525 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2013 batch.

A: Pours pitch black with a tall and very dense dark brown head. Head fades out slowly with good retention. Moderate fluffy splotches of lacing.

S: Sharp and heavy roasted coffee beans. A little bit of chocolate sweetens it up so it's not acrid or bitter at all, really. I get maybe a little cinnamon sugar when swirled, but that might be the power of suggestion. Pretty much pure coffee if I'm honest, much like normal WnB.

T: Lots of roasted coffee bean up front again. Chocolate joins it in the middle again and then the funniest thing happens...cinnamon rolls appear. Once the coffee fades they really rise into the taste. It's pretty much perfect cinnamon roll flavor. You get the pastry, the cinnamon and even the icing. Especially notable in the finish and aftertaste. The aftertaste is akin to having taken a bite of a cinnamon roll and washing it down with coffee. Uncanny. Impressive.

M: Heavy and smooth.

O: I'm giving this one extra points for uniqueness and flawless execution. Cinnamon rolls in my beer, who would have thunk it? This is on top of an already spectacular base beer; WnB is pretty damn good by itself. This adds complexity and uniqueness without destroying the base beer. Execution could not be better in my mind. I'll save a "5" rating in case they ever barrel age this ;) Well done, Terrapin. (1,339 characters)

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out dark chocolate brown, with an impressive 2 inch head and pretty nice lacing.

Coffee, chocolate and oats dominate the smell. Hint of cinnamon near the end.

Wow! Chocolate, coffee and cinnamon swirl together to start off this very rich brew. A bit of vanilla and a hint of floral hops in the middle, with a lingering finish that mirrors the start. Moderate thickness. Smooth going down.

Great version of W-n-B! (421 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade and, hands down, the thickest layer of wax I've ever had to deal with on a bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very, very nice oily black hue with a nice one finger mocha head that fades to leave spotty lacing and a creamy halo with light wisps.

S - Aromas of deep dark chocolate, nice coffee and typical Wake n Bake aromas of oats. Deep, deep inhales brings out nice cinnamon (and not overly so) and icing. Up front is just smelled like an amped up Wake n Bake, but those deep inhales reveal something intriguing.

T - Taste is again, your basic delicious Wake n Bake (rich mocha, light chocolate, oats) and then...then the fun begins. Nice soft cinnamon, sweet sugar (not cloy), and even some icing. What's crazy though is what happens after licking your lips when you've finished the sip. Creamy, sweet, cinnamon roll icing. Crazy.

M - Mouthfeel is not bad. A bit thinner, due to the softer carbonation, than I remember the regular version being.

O - Overall, this is a delicious beer. Really turns an already delicious beer and amps it up in to a delicious breakfast treat. Wish the cinnamon roll aspect was a bit larger here in the taste and the mouthfeel was a bit thicker/fuller. Really glad I got to try this, a delicious beer for Christmas morning! (1,297 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 12.21.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a fine dark tan head with good retention.

S - Oatmeal and cinnamon - a lot like a breakfast cereal.

T - Chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, oatmail, very good.

D - Decent carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Lots of great flavors pop out. Very tasty and warming with out being overly sweet. (340 characters)

Photo of MS22
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great take on a classic beer. I'm hoping this is going to be a frequent Winter release from the guys down at Terrapin. In a world of cloying, over-done beers this is refreshing.

Smells like normal WnB with a touch of cinnamon. Tastes exactly like you'd expect coffee, chocolate, and the faintest bit on cinnamon on the back end, more as the beer warms up. Mouthfeel is spectacular, full and rich with faint little carbonation.

The reviews I've read claiming the CRWnB is "sweet" or "reminiscent of frosting" are fictitious as the beer is none of that. There is nothing cloying about it. Just a well done effort all around.

For me an easy 4.5/5.0 any day of the week. (677 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Double waxed bottle of the recent 2013-2014 release. Thanks Doug. Poured into a Voodoo snifter today, 2/13/2014.

Review #446.

App- Dark black body, opaque with a nice two (!) finger mocha head that retains quite well. Not much lacing though. But it looks as expected.

Smell- So much coffee, similar to the normal WnB. But there is a nice touch of cinnamon there, not quite Abraxas like but dang, it really cuts into that intense coffee to make it a perfect balance between that and the chocolate and coffee flavours from the malts.

Flavour- A little bit underwhelming, but still so coffee and chocolate forward that the small bit of cinnamon really contributes a lot to the whole experience. Again, I'd love to try Coffee Abraxas to see how this compares.

Mouthfeel- Medium-to-thick bodied, perfect carbonation, creamy and yet dry with a nice black coffee aftertaste.

Overall- Really a nice improvement on WnB which is already a fantastic beer. This is worth it if you've never had it. (991 characters)

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Happy Holidays! 2013

Bottle

Appearance - Opaque black, khaki head that leaves a quickly receding spotty lacing.

Aroma - Cinnamon, subtle chocolate, mocha, and icing. Very sweet with the usual W-n-B malty oatmeal background. Smells like a cinnamon roll.

Taste - Oatmeal, chocolate malt, cinnamon, mocha, sweetness, in that order. Good! Especially with homemade cinnamon rolls! (Thanks mom!)

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, solid carbonation, slight drying presence. Very good.

Overall - Worth the hype? Sort of. If you plan on drinking this for breakfast (with cinnamon rolls?), then totally worth the hype. I feel it's too sweet and cinnamon-y for consumption by itself. It's very good nonetheless! (703 characters)

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Terrapin Cinnamon Roll'd WnB Oatmeal Stout from Terrapin Beer Company
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